Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

CV & Research Fields



since April 2013 Professor of English and American Literature and Culture with a Focus on Gender and Postcolonial Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Habilitation in “English Literature and Culture” at Universität Augsburg

Thesis: “Spectres of Transubstantiation: The Eucharist, Disguise and Foreign Fashion in Early Modern Prose Fiction and Culture”

2009-2010 Postdoctoral Fellow at Humanities Center at Harvard
2007-2013 Assistant Professor of English Literature at Universität Augsburg

PhD (Dr. phil.) in English Literature at Universität zu Köln

Thesis: “Hysteria, Trauma, and Melancholia: Performative Maladies in Contemporary Anglophone Drama”

2005 Visiting Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, London
2002-2006 Lecturer at the English department, Universität zu Köln
1997-2002 BA and MA Studies of English and German Literature, Theatre, Film and TV Studies at the Universities of Cologne and Warwick



Research Fields


  • Early Modern Drama and Prose Fiction
  • Contemporary Drama and Performance
  • Film and TV Series, Adaptation Studies, Intermediality
  • Feminist / Gender / Queer Theory
  • Literature & Medicine / Psychoanalysis
  • Literature and Theology